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With Sticks and String

It doesn’t matter how much chaos there is in my life (and there is quite a lot); I can find solace in something simple. I can pick up my sticks and string and turn one thing into another. The quiet peace of order from chaos is one of the few things that keeps me chilled out even when the weight of all this crap is piling on my shoulders. I can escape for a few hours with a good movie or show and some luscious yarn.

At the moment I’m sticking to the simple projects. Any attempts at lace lately have been a massive failure and I can’t be doing with any more disappointment. Garter stitch and stockinette and ribbing are my friends.

ImageMy current project. It is (or will be) a pair of fingerless gloves in 2×2 ribbing with Heritage Silk yarn. It’s soft and shiny. I love anything with a touch of silk.

They will be for my lovely girlfriend. She mentioned cold hands in her (one day our) new apartment and I offered a pair. We will have been together three years in a couple of weeks so it’s part of her gift for that. Sure, it’ll be summer there soon and unbearably humid but she asked and I will provide.

Hopefully I will be going back to Ontario for a couple of weeks vacation in August/September. I’ll be stopping off at the Little Green House of course! In the meantime I’m spending a lot of time (and quite a bit of money) at the gorgeous Knit Studio. If you’re in Newcastle upon Tyne or the surrounding area I would highly recommend it.

It feels good to write in my blog again. Now back to my sticks and string.

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